Friday, 30 April 2021

First Baby Vole of the Year


Small baby water vole just caught at the bottom of the frame. They are the size of bank voles and field voles, but much darker in colour.

Possibly mother or father vole.

Baby peers out cautiously.

 Below, adult voles.

Saturday, 17 April 2021

The Fatness of Water Voles


Bee fly, and pied flycatcher.

Water voles are well-rounded and plump - they eat 70% of their body weight every day, from a range of at least 227 different species of plants. This one is eating catkins covered in protein-rich pollen.

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Sightings Are Irregular

 ....and I'm still having difficulty walking, so all but the town colony are off-limits to me at the moment. But every few evenings, I get a sighting.